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New Program Director Joins Promises West Los Angeles

Promises Treatment Centers welcomes Kelly M. Seidlitz, JD, MS, CDP, as Program Director of Promises West L.A.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 7, 2012 – Promises West L.A. is pleased to introduce its newly appointed program director, Kelly M. Seidlitz. Drawing on Mr. Seidlitz's wealth of experience working with adolescents and young adults, Promises West L.A. will focus on treating young adults with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Mr. Seidlitz brings more than 10 years of administrative, clinical and managerial experience in chemical dependency and mental health treatment to this role. He holds a master's degree in psychology with a specialization in addiction as well as a drug and alcohol counselor certification and a juris doctorate from Gonzaga University. Prior to joining Promises, he served as a Chemical Dependency Professional at an adolescent drug rehab center, a Program Manager at an adolescent prison and Program Director at a residential addiction treatment program in Malibu.

Trained by Marsha Linehan and her team in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mr. Seidlitz has successfully implemented DBT programs in a number of settings, including an adolescent psychiatric unit, an adolescent prison, a residential drug rehab center, and in his own home where he and his wife provided therapeutic foster care for six emotionally and behaviorally disordered children for over 10 years.

"Kelly has a successful track record of implementing cutting-edge clinical programming tailored to the unique needs of young adults," said Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers. "Our clients and their families will be well-served by his leadership, positivity and commitment to providing highly effective, evidence-based care."

As program director, Mr. Seidlitz will oversee the day-to-day operations of Promises West L.A. and ensure that young adults receive cutting-edge addiction treatment that meets their specific needs. Clients will have the opportunity to recover from addiction while developing essential skills for daily living using DBT, experiential therapy, family systems work, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, academic and vocational support, service projects, and other approaches.

"Promises West L.A.'s focus on treating young adults is an exciting development," said Mr. Seidlitz. "This is a group of individuals I am both comfortable with and passionate about, and that is struggling with addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders at an increasingly high rate. When we address these problems early on, we provide our clients with the opportunity to become more resilient as they move forward into adulthood."

Mr. Seidlitz was drawn to Promises Treatment Centers because of its rich 25-year history of providing the highest quality treatment to people struggling with addictions and mental health issues.

"Promises has an outstanding reputation in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment. This commitment to excellence defines the organization on every level, from its approach to client care to its investment in staff," said Mr. Seidlitz. "It is an honor to join an industry-leading team that builds on one another's strengths and provides ongoing opportunities for staff to learn and grow."

Promises West L.A. offers world-class treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders in a comfortable, highly desirable location. Its unique 90-day treatment program includes a 30-day residential treatment phase followed by 30 days of day-patient and 30 days of intensive outpatient services (IOP). Clients live in supervised sober living while completing day-patient and IOP services.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in southern California. Led by some of the country's leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been the drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, visit or call (877) 351-7506.

Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes The Ranch, The Recovery Place and the Sexual Recovery Institute. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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